Classics and Social Justice at CAAS 2017 (Oct. 5-7) NY

See below Classics and Social Justice and Women’s Classical Caucus at
CAAS (The Classical Association of the Atlantic States) 2017

October 5-7, 2017
New York Marriott East Side
New York City, New York

Thursday 8-10 pm
Panel Two: Classics and Social Activism
Amanda Gregory, Morrison-Beard School, and Nancy Rabinowitz, presiding
Somatic Sociology and Sexual Assault: Activism Through Nonnus
Nikolas Oktaba, Gates Scholar, Cambridge University
A Capstone Elective Course in the Bard Prison Initiative
Nancy Felson, University of Georgia
Greek Tragedy for Social Reform
Melinda Powers, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/The Graduate Center, CUNY
Registering for Expose Your Professor
Nancy Rabinowitz

Friday 8:00 am–10:00 am
Panel Three: Feminism and Classics Revisited: A Panel in Commemoration of Barbara McManus. Sponsored by the Women’s Classical Caucus
T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Wake Forest University, and Nancy Rabinowitz, presiding
Twenty-Five years of Feminist Theory and the Classics: Now What?
Barbara K. Gold
Feminist Activism in Australasian Classics: Progress and Challenges
Maxine Lewis, University of Auckland
Helen and Penelope: A New Queer and Intertextual Feminist Approach
Rachel H. Lesser, Gettysburg College

Paper Session A: Gender and Power in Greek and Roman Culture and Society
Jessica Anderson and Frederick Booth, presiding
Decision is Difficult: Medical Decision-Making in the Hippocratic Corpus
Katherine van Schaik, Harvard University
Demagogia in Context
Aaron Hershkowitz, Rutgers University
Small Sacrifices: Miniature Altars and Household Religion in Hellenistic Sicily
Andrew Tharler, Bryn Mawr College
The Disappearance of Isis on Imperial Coinage
Elizabeth Mellen, Rutgers University

10:30 am–1:00 pm Panel Six:
Celebrating and Contextualizing Barbara McManus’s The Drunken Duchess of Vassar: Grace Harriet Macurdy, Pioneering Feminist Classical Scholar (Ohio State University Press, 2017)
Judith P. Hallett and Maria Marsilio, presiding
Presentations on the lives and works of Grace Harriet Macurdy (1866–1946) and Barbara McManus (1942–2015) by Sarah B. Pomeroy, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY; Donald Lateiner, Ohio Wesleyan University; Barbara Olsen, Vassar College; Robert Pounder, Vassar College; Eugene O’Connor, Ohio State University Press; Judith P. Hallett; and Christopher Stray, Swansea University and Institute of Classical Studies, London

Friday 2:30 pm–5:30 pm
Panel Nine: Theater of War: Dramatic Reading and Discussion of Sophocles’ Philoctetes
Thomas Falkner and John H. Starks, Jr., presiding
Introductory Remarks: Thomas Falkner and Bryan Doerries, Director, Theater of War
Performance of selections from Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Actors will be announced in September.
Responses: Shelley Haley; Sergios Paschalis, Harvard University; Victoria Pedrick and John H. Starks, Jr.
Facilitated Audience Discussion and Closing Remarks

9:30 pm Meeting of the newly formed SCS Affiliated Group for Classics and Social Justice, Nancy Rabinowitz, convener. All attendees are welcome.

7:15 am–8:15 am Please join members of the Women’s Classical Caucus at a breakfast to find out more about the WCC and its programs, in particularly its longstanding mentoring initiative and a new initiative focused on combatting sexual harassment.

10:30 am–1:00 pm Panel Sixteen: Racism and Language in Classics Today
Sponsored by the Multiculturalism, Race, and Ethnicity in Classics Consortium
Aaron Hershkowitz and David Wright, Rutgers University, presiding
From “Greeks, Romans, and Barbarians” to “Race and the Classics”
Jackie Murray, University of Kentucky
“It’s What He Intended”: Translation, Authorial Intent and Racism in Classics
Shelley Haley
Positionality and Transitivity: The Syntax and Semantics of Intentional Action and Inclusion in the Language of Diversity Statements on Classics Websites
Kelly Dugan, University of Georgia



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